Bug #5442

Shortlink creation problem

Added by Matt Gold over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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A few days ago, Luke asked me to set up a shortlink from to

He then realized that shortlinks are case-sensitive and that the flyer circulating has the shortlink in all caps. So he asked me to create a shortlink from to

When I tried to do this, a new entry was not created. When I tried to edit the older shortlink, the tool said that the URL was already in use.

Any ideas? Ideally, we'd be able to have two different shortlinks pointing to the same URL.


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • Target version set to 1.9.14

It's not possible to allow two different URLs in the way you've requested, without rebuilding our database.

I just installed a YOURLS plugin that forces shortlinks to be case-insensitive. This way, points to the same place as (or tCuNy or whatever). This is live on the production site.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 5 years ago

Awesome. Thanks so much, Boone!!!

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 5 years ago

(this has come up twice in the last week, so I appreciate it)

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